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10/21/14

Report: Japanese co. introduces diamond ‘smartring’

One Tokyo-based company has just upped the ante on wearable technology, introducing a diamond ring outfitted with near-field communication capabilities. See how it works in this video from Core Jewels.  

10/20/14

Richemont wins fight to block sites selling fakes

The High Court in London ruled Friday that trademark owners now can get court orders to compel Internet service providers (ISPs) to block or otherwise impede access to websites that sell counterfeit versions of their goods.  

10/16/14

JFC pledges $100K to help children with Ebola

Jewelers for Children announced Wednesday that is has made a $100,000 donation to the Ebola Children’s Relief Fund, which Save the Children has put together to support efforts in combating the worldwide outbreak of the deadly virus.  

10/16/14

Blue Nile adds another brand, Zac Posen

Fashion designer Zac Posen will sell his new collections of engagement rings and fine jewelry on Blue Nile beginning next month. 

10/15/14

JA names 2015 Lifetime Achievement award recipient

Jewelers of America will honor Larry Pelzel, vice president and divisional merchandise manager of precious jewels at Neiman Marcus, with its Gem Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 13th annual Gem Awards in January.

10/15/14

Yoko London’s modern pearl pieces move to Bergdorf

Yoko London is expanding in the United States, a market that CEO Michael Hakimian said is rapidly becoming the brand’s best. 

10/14/14

Signet CEO Barnes resigns, replaced by Mark Light

Signet Jewelers Ltd. announced early Tuesday that CEO Mike Barnes has stepped down, citing his “personal desire” to find a job closer to his home and family in Dallas.  

10/14/14

Reeds adds private label program

Retail chain Reeds Jewelers now is offering its customers a private label credit card program through a multi-year agreement inked with Synchrony Financial, formerly GE Capital Retail Finance.